Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Does anyone have the number to Stashbusters????

So, I bet your wondering if I went to the yarn sale I previously posted about? Do you even have to ask? Hell yeah!

Here's the rundown:

6 balls of Royal Yarns Cashsoft DK

12 balls of Regia Sock yarn in various colorways

2 Skeins of Classic Elite Yarns Miracle

4 Skeins of Berrocco Ultra Alpaca

4 Skeins of Koigu KPPPM

1 ball of Karabella Gossamer

4 skein of Artyarns Supermerino

and 4 skeins of Nashua Handknits Wooly Stripes.

I also picked up some Addi Turbo Circular knitting needles in various lengths and sizes, bamboo double pointeds, a pom pon maker and a knitting knobby.

Although the original prices are kinda high, everything in the store was half price. I couldn't resist! So, I ask again, does anyone know the number to stash busters?

Besides the stash enhancment, I've been knitting like crazy. A little while back, I don't know any other way to explain it but it felt like I lost my knitting mojo. I would pick up a project and would only knit a couple of rows and be compelled to put it down. I just couldn't get motivated to knit anything. It almost felt like a chore (perish the thought) and it made me doubt my knitting devotion. I prayed that the feeling would pass and alas it has. So, I finished the pink baby set that I was working on for my cousin. I used the dreaded LB Pound of Love that I spoke of a while ago. I love the little crocheted flowers on the buttonholes. That was my favorite part of the sweater.

I also started on another one using Caron Simply Soft in peach. This time I'm making the cardigan in pieces and seaming them together. Ususally I wait until I've finished knitting everything to weave in the ends and seam it up, but I've learned my lesson.

I finished the socks for my grandmother two days before Mothers Day. I was planning on using the Koigu yarn that I had but it just wasn't working out and I was running out of time. So I ended up turning to the ever dependable Caron Simply Soft. I used a simple lace patern out of one of my stitch dictionaries. Of course I can't think of the name of the book or stitch right now but I really like the way this stich looked so I might have to go diggin'. Please forgive me for the horrible pics.


I'm also working on an Ipod cover for my Boo's new Nano. Gives me a reason to use some of the sock yarn I have. Yep, just like most knitters I'm always looking for ways to legitemize my over indulgence in the art.

Before I go I just want to express how excited I am over the Sistah Friends Knitting Secret Exchange. (commence sappy background music)Two years ago I would have never thought that I would be knitting or let alone blogging like this and just being a part of the knitting community makes me feel special (end music). This will be my first time participating in an exchange and I can't wait to get started. Yeeaaaah!

Happy Knitting!

PS

I also dyed some yarn. The one on the right was dip dyed using kool ade and the one on the left was dyed using Wiltons Icing . I like the way the kool aid yarn came out but I'm not too happy about the Wiltons. I'm willing to admit that I do not have a knack for matching colors. My friend Kim is a wiz at that kind of stuff but unfortunately I did not consult her prior to choosing my colors. I also noticed that the Wilton dyed yarn doesn's seem to "pop" like the kool ade yarn. They seem a little more muted. Well, at least now I know for future refence.Of course I'm going to use the yarn for som thing but it just may take me awhile to think of what that is.

7 comments:

Phyllis said...

Hello,

I've been going through blogs and loved what you've done with the baby set that is so adorable. Where did you get the pattern? I'm expecting a new niece in August and besides a personalized quilt I like to include a sweater set. Keep up the wonderful work. I also love the sock for your Grandmother.

ZantiMissKnit said...

I think the number for Stashbusters is 1-800-ZantiMissKnit.

So jealous. So, so, so jealous at your yarn score. It put my recent score to shame (hangs head).

I love those baby sets! Especially the one with the flowers. Too bad everyone I know right now is having boys.

Carine said...

Actually I like both skeins, there's nothing wrong with the one on the left. Are you kidding me? Any color and brown is hot. Have you knit up a swatch yet?

Necia said...

I love your yarn stash. I'm not even jealous. I think you made some FANTASTIC choices, and I'm proud just to know ya.

Necia

del said...

Girl, even if I knew the number to Stashbusters, I wouldn't give it to you, LOL! I don't like being the only yarn hog. I also attended a sale a few weeks back & I tell you, I was giddy in that place.

Love the baby knits!! I'm getting ready to start some & also am eyeing the Caron baby soft--I think machine-washables are important for baby items.

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Take care!
Emmie

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